Oooh, love the grilles on those old cars. Other parts, too.
Thanks, Tom. This car was stunning, even in its unfinished state.
Very nice, Ken.
It makes me want to go back and play with the details photos from 2014 (although I did a lot of playing with them when I was doing Project 313). Still, I like these spotlight treatments. It would be challenging to see if I could achieve them using photos snapped in full sun.
#3 is especially nice, showing what I presume is a representation of a sailing ship . . . and got me wondering if it intentionally played a word association game between the name of the company and the Mayflower . . . even as I think it could be, I remember my time in the auto industry characterized by management not being all that clever
Thanks, E. The ship hood ornament is a representation of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock. I think. I could be wrong (I was wrong once in 1985 – I thought I made a mistake but I really didn’t). The ship was a symbol of Plymouth for a long time. This one is in really good shape. These photos were fairly easy to edit because the car was painted in matte colors, eliminating annoying reflections.
There seems to be a trend in the auto industry to make cars ugly lately. So I think you’re right about management but folks still buy the cars, ugly or not.
Local editing has gotten much easier during the past year. I think it’s a result of the new masking tool and color grading. Also, local color adjustments in the HSL panel (using the targeted adjustment arrows) make color adjustments fairly easy.
Wow, this is wonderful!
MONTE!!! What a surprise!!! Thank you. Hope you are well.
I like the dark tones!
I do, too. If it were mine, I’d leave it in these colors.
It’s matte, right? You’d leave it that way? I love it. 🙂 Great photos of a great old car! And #3 makes a beautiful abstract composition.
Thanks, Lynn. Yes, I like a matte finish on a car and I prefer it to a glossy finish. I saw a car in St. Paul that was a pearl finish – between a matte and a gloss. It looked like it was an inch thick. Gorgeous.
Oh, that does sound nice! Matte finish cars on the road always catch my eye. I suspect that glossy ones would if 99% of cars were matte. 😉
I see you do matte as well as shiny/creamy. These are beautiful photos, Ken.
Thanks, Linda. This was the last show of the season, so I got lucky.
Well, you know, luck favors the prepared . . .
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